ONTAP Compliance Solution Administration (OCSA)

ONTAP Compliance Solution Administration (OCSA)


Duration: 1 Day

The ONTAP Security and Compliance course describes the architecture and functionality of the integrated data protection security and compliance features and benefits in ONTAP 9 data-management software, including SnapLock software, key management features, and encryption technologies. The course also explains the administration, configuration, and management of the integrated data protection compliance features.

ONTAP Security and Compliance Solutions Administration is intended for data protection administrators of any experience level


  • Describe the data protection features that are integrated into ONTAP 9 data-management software
  • Describe how to use SnapLock compliance software for data retention
  • Explain how to manage encryption keys
  • Explain how NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE) provides full-disk encryption (FDE) by using self-encrypting drives.
  • Explain how NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) provides a software-based method to encrypt and protect data on any disk type.

Course Outline

Module 1: Security and Compliance Solutions

  • ONTAP 9 Security features
  • Data protection compliance challenges
  • Regulatory and business requirements
  • Integrated compliance features


Module 2: Securing and Hardening ONTAP Software

  • 3 planes of security

             - Management

             - Control

             - Data

  • Proactive security features


Module 3: ONTAP Data Retention

  • SnapLock

             - Compliance software

             - Architecture

             - Managing volumes

             - File types

             - Protecting volumes

             - Advanced features


Module 4: ONTAP Key Management

  • Overview
  • Encrypted key management


Module 5: ONTAP Data Encryption

  • Encryption

             - NetApp Storage Encryption (NSE)

             - NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE)

  • Volume encryption demonstration



  • Implement role-based access control
  • Configure SnapLock compliance software for file retention
  • Create a SnapLock for SnapVault relationship
  • Use the privileged delete feature
  • Key manager setup wizard
This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • ONTAP Cluster Administration (ONTAP 9.5) (ONTAP9ADM) And ONTAP Data Protection Administration (ONTAP 9.5) (DATAPROT9) Or,
  • ONTAP Cluster Administration and Data Protection Bundle (ONTAP 9.5) (CDOTDP9)
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